The Southern Ontario Chapter of the
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lunch & Learn

We are excited to welcome you to attend one of our upcoming Lunch & Learn Events!

Visit the Lunch & Learn Program section of our Events page to learn more about our Lunch & Learn Program, event location, reservations and policies, RIBO credits and more!

Upcoming events

    • January 13, 2015
    • 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    SPEAKER:

    Don Mustard
    Regional Senior Investigator, Railway/Pipeline
    Transport Safety Board of Canada

    Mr. Don Mustard is a Senior Investigator with Rail and Pipeline Investigations at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). For the last 12 years he has been an Investigator-In-Charge (IIC), Standards and Performance Specialist, and team member on numerous completed rail and pipeline accident investigations, including Lac Mégantic. Previously, he spent 13 years providing geological and communication services to resource companies and Canada’s nuclear regulator.

    Mr. Mustard holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia, and a B.A.A. in Radio & Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic Univesity. In 2014, he received an Excellence in Investigation Award for his contributions in the investigation of the VIA Rail train derailment at Burlington and a Public Service Award of Excellence for his contributions to the Lac Mégantic investigation. His research work has been presented and published at international industry events such as the International Heavy Haul Association and the International Level Crossing Safety and Trespasser Prevention Symposium.

    SYNOPSIS:

    In the early morning of July 6, 2013, a Montreal Maine and Atlantic train carrying 7.7 million litres of petroleum crude oil derailed in the Town Lac-Mégantic just past the Frontenac Street crossing. 47 people died, a town was devastated, and a nation wondered: how did it happen, why did it happen, and what needs to be fixed to make sure it never happens again.

    The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is an independent investigation agency tasked with answering those questions, and making recommendations to regulators and industry on what must be fixed. This presentation will introduce the audience to the TSB. It will lead them through the sequence of events and underlying safety deficiencies. It will consider what steps have been taken to address those deficiencies and challenge the audience to consider what safety systems need to be in place to ensure the actions taken today will improve safety.

    ITINERARY:

    11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Registration & Reception
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions

    DRESS CODE:

    Business Attire or Jacket and Tie

    MEETING NOTICE:

    A printer friendly copy of our event notice will be available shortly.

    • February 10, 2015
    • 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    SPEAKER:

    Shayne Mintz
    Canadian Regional Director
    National Fire Protection Association

    Shayne Mintz has over 35 years of experience in the fire service and has worked in all aspects of fire and life safety.

    Shayne is a career firefighter who has served in virtually every role and rank within the fire services to eventually serving in executive management positions with the City of Markham and as Fire Chief for the City of Burlington, Ontario. Most recently, Shayne held the position of Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal responsible for Fire Protection Services for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and is now the Canadian Regional Director for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

    Shayne has a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario and has earned Master’s Certificates in Operational Risk Management and Public Administration from York University in Toronto. Shayne also has a diploma in fire protection technology from the Ontario Fire College and has earned the professional designation of Operational Risk Management Professional from the International Council for Operational Risk Management and Chief Fire Official from Dalhousie University and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. Shayne has and continues to serve on committees, advisory boards, and the Board of Directors of several organizations both within and outside the interests of fire and life safety.

    SYNOPSIS:

    The NFPA Guideline to Developing Emergency Action Plans for All-Hazard Emergencies in High-Rise Office Buildings was developed in response to the need for guidance in preparing staff and occupants of high-rise office buildings for evacuation.

    This presentation provides guidance for those responsible for planning, preparing and executing building evacuations, as well as provides information on various evacuation strategies that should be considered.

    With the increased presence of both human-made and natural disasters, this presentation also encompasses an all-hazard approach applicable to both fire and all-hazard emergencies.

    The presentation will address the criteria and the minimum information necessary to integrate proper evacuation components into a comprehensive evacuation planning strategy appropriate for occupants of a high-rise office building.

    ITINERARY:

    11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Registration & Reception
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions

    DRESS CODE:

    Business Attire or Jacket and Tie

    MEETING NOTICE:

    Coming soon.

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